RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two North Carolina community-college students have each won a $500 college scholarship by satisfactorily completing Advanced Money Management, a financial literacy module on CFNC.org.
Two scholarships are awarded each year by a random drawing of students who complete either Advanced Money Management or Financial Literacy 101, the free, interactive financial literacy modules available for college students on CFNC.org. Scholarship funding is made available by Decision Partners, a nonprofit organization which developed and customized the financial literacy information particularly for N.C. students who use CFNC.org.
Scholarship recipient Jacob Woodhouse of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College explained why he decided to go through the financial literacy material: "In life, I never want to be unprepared in any situation. This course helped me become more aware of the consequences and responsibility of borrowing student loans."
While many North Carolina colleges strongly encourage their students to improve their money management skills with the financial literacy options at CFNC.org, anyone can access these materials for free. There is even a third financial literacy program specifically for high school students. Look for all three under "Financial Literacy" in the "Paying for College" section of the CFNC.org website.
About Decision Partners:
Decision Partners is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that produces Financial Literacy 101, an online course designed to teach students the skills they need to effectively manage money in college. Decision Partners financial literacy courses have been endorsed by organizations such as the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and College Parents of America, and are used on over 200 college campuses nationwide. Visit us online at www.decisionpartners.com
College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) is a free service of the State of North Carolina that helps students plan, apply, and pay for college. CFNC is provided by Pathways (the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, the N.C. Community College System, the N.C. Independent Colleges and Universities, and The University of North Carolina), the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority, and College Foundation, Inc.
- Pathways, created by the N.C. General Assembly in 1999, is a state-wide initiative to increase the college-going rate of North Carolinians by providing: comprehensive college and career planning resources; electronic applications and transcripts accepted by all 110 North Carolina colleges and universities; and, information on student financial aid and college affordability. Pathways is administered by The University of North Carolina General Administration in collaboration with the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, the N.C. Community College System, and the N.C. Independent Colleges and Universities.
- The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA), established in 1965, is the State agency that promotes access to higher education by administering financial aid and savings programs, informing students and families about paying for college, teaching educators about financial aid administration, and advocating for resources to support students.
- College Foundation, Inc. (CFI), administers a large portfolio of education loans, several major grant and scholarship programs for students attending N.C. colleges and universities, and the tax-advantaged "529" college savings program on behalf of the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority. CFI also delivers information to North Carolina students and families about paying for college, assists colleges and universities with financial aid services, and provides technology support for CFNC.org.
CFNC offers career and college resources toll-free at 1-866-866-CFNC and at CFNC.org.
SOURCE College Foundation, Inc.